Integrating Art Education in School

“Art has the power to transform, educate, to illuminate, inspire and motivate.”

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Art is undoubtedly an expression which can bring out the creativity and imagination from within. For more than 30 years, this concept has been around us, however, we all need to observe it and try to use it in every possible manner. It is a research based curricular strategy and there have been endless studies based on it. Art integrated learning has opened spaces for the existence of a learning that is both interdisciplinary and holistic in nature.

Art Integrated Learning (AIL) is a framework of experiential learning. It helps learners to use their own convenience and comfortable way to provide an equitable learning environment for every type of learner.

Integrating Art to education helps to make the entire teaching and learning process joyful and fun. Gone are the days when teachers used to teach in the class using lecture methods.

Integrating Art to education helps to make the entire teaching and learning process joyful and fun. Gone are the days when teachers used to teach in the class using lecture methods. Now using various creative ways have become the need of the hour. We all are surrounded by different types and categories of students and hence teaching them as per their needs and requirements is very important. Teachers cannot apply same teaching methods to all types of students, therefore, integrating art in education certainly helps to cater this need. Benefits of Art Integration in School:

  • Builds critical thinking
  • Ignites inner motivation
  • Involves students
  • Leads to creativity
  • It helps to nurture self-expression
  • Provides empowerment to teachers and students
  • Provides connective learning
  • Helps in holistic development of the child
  • Easy acceptance by students
  • Brings out hidden talents of students.

Art Integrated Learning (AIL) is a framework of experiential learning. It helps learners to use their own convenience and comfortable way to provide an equitable learning environment for every type of learner.

Many schools today have adapted Art integration in Education. There are endless options given to students to select their streams and subjects as per their interest. A science student has an option to select Music, Painting, tabla etc. Whereas a commerce student has an option of dance, Home Science etc.

Institutions have changed themselves just to provide the best combination of subjects to fulfil students’ needs and help them to choose a better career prospect after school. Teachers and parents have also understood the importance of Integrating Art in education so as to bring out the best within the child and hence provide holistic development.

Vaneet Kaur, MCom, BEd, BCom (Hons), MPhil and pursuing PhD, is currently working as PGT Business Studies and Entrepreneurship in GD Goenka Public School, Greater Noida. She has authored Project Book on Entrepreneurship for class XII and has written many articles for newspapers and magazines. She has around 9 years’ experience in teaching and 2 years in corporate. She has also won many awards and prizes for inter school teacher competition and contests.